Search for the Next SUPER IDOL Open for Season 2


It’s D-8 before September 25 when the participation of Iloilo Kpop Organization for the Korean_filipino Friendship Festival is expected, but another contest is opened — the contest that everyone was expecting, SEARCH FOR THE NEXT SUPER IDOL, for it’s second season.

Last year, DJuke or Abz Pajemolin who covered Jay Park became the Super Idol. Who will be the Super Idol for this year?

This contest is open to all Iloilo Kpop Organization official members and non-members as long as he or she will cover any Korean solo idol or member of any Kpop idol group.

Each contestant will showcase a performance based on the original activities of the idol he or she covers, and like last year will participate in the question and answer portion impersonating his or her idol. Plus, a mini-talent showcase like Korean idols as well. So if you wanna join, ready your acting skills, costume and performance and see you on September 25!

To join, please see Iloilo Kpop Organization group page and fan page FILES or NOTES tab.

Article and poster: Iveca Cale Ignacio

NOM Iloilo Come Back Fan Project


As you all know, NOM will perform once again on SM City Iloilo Event Centre stage on September 26, 2014 at 3pm. It is a sure thing that most Ilonggo fan girls who saw them perform last year are very much excited for their comeback.

Are you one of those excited fan girls or perhaps a fan boy? Are you getting ready on what to do during that day? Have you memorized their first and second singles to sing along with them?

Or are you new and is in the process of getting to know them?

Whatever you are, perhaps you wanna join us in making the NOM members’ hearts flutter in our


1. SHIRTS: Buy or have your own plain WHITE SHIRT and print your NOM member bias Korean name (designs given below for uniformity) in any shirt printing shop you know. Or if you have the NOM shirt printed last year, that is also usable. We will be wearing those shirts during their show.

2. GIFTS: We will giving them memorable gifts so we need MONEY DONATIONS. Our painter friend (Camille Salarda) who is known to draw the EXO XIUMIN oil painting in Comma Cafe will make a portrait painting of NOM. And we will also add some Iloilo memorabilia if there is extra money.

– Money donations at least 50php per person.
– Each person who donated money will be given a banner to cheer for NOM on the day of the event.
– Two ways of donating:
a. Meet up with Ai-Ai Sevillana at Coffee Break beside Nelly’s Garden from 2-4pm every weekdays. Don’t forget to contact her first before going at 09273700935, and give your full name on her list.
b. Collect all your friends’ donations and send to Iveca Cale Ignacio through Palawan Pawnshop Express Padala. Don’t forget to text your full name (and your friends’ names) to Iveca at 09186432607.

We will be taking a picture of the money donations, the gifts and the budgetting breakdown and post it in Iloilo Kpop Organization News Blog after the event.

3. FAN LETTERS: Make a letter for your favorite NOM member or to all members. Write it in a cute stationary. Personally give it to them during the fansigning part of the show. If you aren’t able to join the fansigning, give it to an IKO staff and we will personally give it to them.











We are hoping that a lot of you will participate in this fan project! Again, you also need to buy their CD in order to enter the barricade~ :) Fighting!

[September 2014] Cover Artist of the Month: The Girls of our Generation — GeeDee!


GD — No, it’s not GDragon. It’s in short for GeeDee. And when you say “GEE” what enters your mind? Well, of course, the song that made Girls Generation reach the top when everyone in Korea and all Kpop fans all around the world wore colorful skinny jeans and white tee top.

Yes, we are talking about one of the most successful girl groups in the world, Girls Generation or SeoNyuShiDae (SNSD). And if we count how many cover groups does Girls Generation have in this world, well, they have the most number of cover groups among all the Kpop idol groups. They even have the most cover groups in the Philippines alone, and one of these numerous cover groups is our very own GeeDee.


GeeDee is the start of the second generation cover groups in Iloilo. They are also the second Girls Generation cover group after Tuh Tuh Girls retired. They debuted last May 14, 2011 at the Iloilo Kpop Organization Fourth Gathering with a back to back performance with EL!TE [F(x) cover group] and a production number choreographed by R-ME’s Hyunie.

GeeDee is the first cover group under KISS MEDIA which was founded by Danica Saplagio (IKO President 2014-2015) in 2011 and their performances are choreographed by Markie Salde of Beats By Art. Their first performance was SNSD’s “OH!”



If there is an award for the cover group in Iloilo which had so many member changes, then the title would be given to GeeDee. They change members almost every performance but still manage pull of the girl group’s feel.

The Current Members are the following:


Doanne as Taeyeon
Age: 19
Member of GeeDee since October of 2013.


Karen Joy as Jessica
Age: 14
Member of GeeDee since June 2014

INSTAGRAM: @taekaihart

Karen Alyssa
Karen Alyssa as Tiffany
Age: 17
Member of GeeDee since May 2014

TWITTER: @kharenallyssa39
Cristy as Sunny
Age: 15
GeeDee member since May of 2014
Regine as Yuri
Age: 18
GeeDee member since May 2014
INSTAGRAM: @taoghine
April as Sooyoung
GeeDee member since May 2014
Kristine as Hyohyeon
Age: 14
GeeDee member since May 2014

Darlene as Seohyun
Age: 14
GeeDee member since June 2014

INSTAGRAM: @_xxijk
TWITTER: @dyusa88
Past Members:
Alexandria as Jessica

Angel Seraspe
Angel as Taeyeon
April Jardeleza
April as Hyohyeon

Dasmille as Jessica
Florence as Yuri
Irish as Tiffany

Janiley as Hyohyeon

Maxine as Seohyun

Que Ann
Que Ann as Sunny

Shynne as Seohyun

Sidney as Sooyoung

Ailea as Hyoyeon

Kean as Taeyeon
and Septrelyema as Sooyoung and April Rove as Sunny (lost track of their FB names so no pictures indicated).
GeeDee has undergone a lot of amendments in these past three years. If you have been watching them from the start, for sure you have a favorite batch or you might have said that “this batch is better” or “this batch was the best.” And since we have our personal favorites, we get disappointed at times that we can no longer see them perform on stage as GeeDee.

Some of them left for personal reasons, and some of them became members of another cover group like Janiley and Maxine who are now CL and Bom of 5ne1, or Kean who went solo as Juniel (or perform as a temporary member of 5ne1).

Some stayed as a member of the group for a long time like Irish, Dasmille and Steph. Yet, Steph and Dasmille both left the group due to life demands, and Steph was left leading the new group of young members.


GeeDee is an active group performing in each Kpop-related event in Iloilo. Each time they give us a whole package performance with grand costumes patterned from the original Girls Generation, and diving well into their roleplaying of each the member they portray.

Some GeeDee Performances in Iloilo Kpop Organization Events:

IKO Mini-Concert – October 29, 2011 at Red Cross Youth Hall, Iloilo City

Iloilo Kpop Music Awards – September 16, 2012 at River Queen Hotel

KFEST 2012 – September 30, 2012 at SM City Iloilo


Iloilo Kpop Fantasy - February 17, 2013 at SM City Iloilo Event Centre

Kpop High: Back to school with KPOP – June 22, 2013 at SM City Iloilo Event Centre


Bugas sa Lusong Festival – January 18, 2014 at Bugasong, Antique where they collaborated with some members of SHINx to make a group called GeeSHINx.

#FUNKpop – July 26, 2014 at SM City Iloilo

GeeDee also lead a Summer Dance Lessons teaching Girls Generations songs last May 4 to 5, 2014 which has the most attendees among the summer dance classes conducted by iloilo Kpop Organization cover artists.

Other Activities:

Whenever Iloilo Kpop Organization is asked for a favor to give a performance in a non-Kpop event, GeeDee is always present to volunteer their time and talents for a good cause.

They had performances for the events Rotary Club of iloilo, the Department of Health (World AIDS and Diabetes Day), and the Youth Jam.


Iloilo Kpop Dance Cover Contest 2013 – November 29, 2013 at SM City Iloilo Event Centre
This performance showed GeeDee’s hardwork and perseverance as a group.

One example of a large cover group who did not even started as friends is GeeDee. Eventhough they aren’t a group of friends to begin with, they shared a friendship like any other group. They had been through a lot of fights, criticisms, and debates. But nothing beats the happiness they experience and the smiles they show us while performing on stage.

In spite all the member changes, the huge quarrels, the deleterious comments, the problems with teamwork, and the awkward atmospheres, we have seen GeeDee as a stable group who we always expect to bring us ameliorating performances.

GeeDee might not be the Girls Generation cover group that you expect them to be or the great dancers that you want them to be, but with every appearance that they make, and with every motivation that they receive, they will withstand, mounting and enduring.

And as time pass, we hope to see more of what GeeDee can prove and offer to each of us — haters or supporters.

Receiving both good and bad comments, having both good and bad moments, one thing is for sure — GeeDee already made their name unforgotten to every Kpop fan in Iloilo.

Article by: Iveca Cale Ignacio
Photos from: GeeDee Official Facebook Account and GeeDee members official Facebook accounts.Videos from: HappyKissMedia Youtube Account, iHeartJungSooyeon, fishie101586 천사 Cheonsa.

Not Normal — Iloilo Fangirls will Scream Once Again!

nom-e1396641790135N.O.M. — the five member rookie group who debuted with their single “Noona Neomu Yeppeo” last September 2013 under JM Entertainment and who visited Iloilo last year to promote their album, is now CONFIRMED to be back in Iloilo!

Ready your lungs as K (Kim Hyung In), Yong Gi (Bae Choong Suk), Hu (Min Jung Hu), Yohan (Kim Jung Hwan), and Ah In (Kim Ah In) will be performing in SM City Iloilo Event Centre in the afternoon of September 26, 2014 (exact time will be updated soon).

Iloilo Kpop Organization will be ready for a fan project. For those who want to participate, visit Iloilo Kpop Organization group page or fanpage to be updated! The Fan Project Plan will be posted soon.

For the mean time, enjoy and sing along with their second single, “You It You” (Neoya Neo).






Article by: Iveca Cale Ignacio


WHAT IS NEXT for the Annual Participation of I.K.O. in the Korean-Filipino Frienship Festival in Iloilo?


Finally, it is the time of the year when Koreans and Ilonggos get together to celebrate “thanksgiving” which we call “CHUSEOK” in Korea. In Iloilo, September is the Korean-Filipino Friendship month and annually Korean Associations in Iloilo collaborate with SM City to provide a week festival for everyone.

It was only last year when the Iloilo Korean Association and SM City Iloilo combined with MK Academy (Central Philippine University ESL Center) and Iloilo Kpop Organization for a seven day celebration. There were free movies in SM Cinemas, Super Idol Search, Make Up and Cooking Tutorials, Korean Fashion Show, and the invasion of a rookie group in the Kpop scene, N.O.M.

So.. WHAT IS NEXT for this year?

This year, MK Academy collaborated with SM City Iloilo and of course, Iloilo Kpop Organization for another week-long event. This time, there will be a cooking show, Korean inspired booths, dance shows and performances from Ilonggo groups, and nevertheless, the anticipated Kpop cover dance contest.

This year’s KPOP DANCE COVER CONTEST is entitled WHO IS NEXT? KPOP DANCE COVER CONTEST to ask who and what dance cover group will be the next to take the trophy as this year’s champion.

aaThis contest will be judged by MK Academy’s Korean officials. Prizes will be sponsored by SM City iloilo. So who’s excited?


Article and Illustrations by: Iveca Cale Ignacio



#FUNKpop is trending!

What were you doing last July 26, 2014 at lunch time? Well, if you were home sitting in front of the television, then what a pity! You could have gone to SM City Iloilo and experience the fun with hundreds of Korean popular music enthusiasts as they had another show at the Event Centre entitled “#FUNKpop” (pronounced as FUN Kpop) which was lead by, of course, as usual, Iloilo Kpop Organization with the help of SM City Iloilo Marketing Department.

The theme of the event was “wearing DENIM” for July is Denim month in SM City Iloilo. Thus, all Ilonggo Kpop cover artists who performed that day epitomize the use of denim in fashion incorporating it in Kpop.

Now let’s see what were the fun moments during the show:

S-Unit (Iloilo Kpop Organization’s Singing Representative Group) members opened the stage with a sing and dance number of Hyosung’s “Goodnight Kiss” by Stephy (with girls from Kiss Media) and a rap duet of GD and CL’s “The Leaders” by Blanche and Merk.
110575141_684377901647838_2362832632118440583_o 10446239_684377644981197_3357894433933792800_oDJ Entertainment and Sapphire Entertainment gave whole lot of fun production numbers with AKMU’s “Give Love” and a mix of funky kpop songs including Gdragon’s “Crooked”.

mcAnd this event’s emcees Jibih of B2STLY and Danica (Iloilo Kpop Organization’s newly elected president) holding their Taeng Card and Eli Card for their scripts. [I must have been there for my GYU card! kk]

The performances were divided into three batches. Here are performances in the first batch. Featuring the KPOP Rookies:

BESTar with BESTie’s “Thank You Very Much”

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Flair with Kiss&Cry’s “Domino Game”


Eugenecel enjoying the fun of a solo stage with AOA’s “Miniskirt”
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Project A is back with GLAM’s “I Like That”

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Bang200 (former BtoA) are “Boy In Luv” with BTS

And the second batch with covers from rising Kpop idol groups:


RuVIXX doing a good job covering VIXX “Eternity”


The mix group of girls and boys, G-Friend, obsessing with Boyfriend’s “Obsession”


Joy of Project A takes a solo stage with group members as back up dancers with Hyosung’s “Goodnight Kiss”
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Who wouldn’t remember the song that made Girls Day on top, “Expectation” by Spades.

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And of course, the lovely girls of KM Dolls never failed to make everyone smile with “Mr. Chu”

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and this chingu, Jackie, who swayed every girl and woman’s hearts as he gave a heartfelt ballad with his soothing and will-make-you-fall-in-love voice.

The third and last batch came covering major untouchable idol groups in Korea:

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El!TE asking “Wacha Doin Today?” covering 4Minute.



B2STLY and SHINx are one as EXOUL with EXO “Overdose” mixing both Korean and Chinese versions in memory of Kris. Not to mention, Troua doing the introduction with Kai’s “Angel”

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And Iloilo’s boyband BEYOND joining the Kpop fun performing MBLAQ’s “Smoky Girl” and the legends of Kpop, gods of the East DongBangShinKi most successful song “Mirotic”

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5ne1 made everyone jump in their seats screaming NOLZA! as they performed a mix of 2ne1’s “Come Back Home” and “Crush” with a little CL’s “Mental Breakdown”


and lastly, from the biggest group in IKO, GeeDee performing Girls Generation’s “Mr Mr”

of course, the ending isn’t all that. IKO wouldn’t leave the stage without a goodbye performance from its Representative Dance Group C-UNIT who surprised everyone not because of their BTS cover but with their cut of AOA and Girls Day performance.
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Check their performance HERE:

Since there were no a lot of pre-reserved passes, the chairs prepared were not equal to the amount of viewers. But the cheers were never less.

Feedbacks about the whole show were all positive from IKO old members to new ones, and also from new Kpop fans who had just discovered that there is an existing Kpop organization in Iloilo.
Some Koreans even watched and said that they enjoyed the show.

5 10570343_10201481170870079_2163250761839609249_n10530778_10201481168550021_7092057250131461903_nTill the next event!
See you again! And don’t forget to put #FUNKpop in your post if you have photos to share!

Photos from: Danica Saplagio, Grace Nerpiol, and other members of Iloilo Kpop Organization.
Article by: Iveca Cale Ignacio

A Tribute to First and Second Genaration KPOP Idols

The first of Iloilo Kpop Organization this year is a tribute show to the first and second generation idols who worked hard to introduce Kpop to the world, and made the path a lot easier to pass for the new generation.


It is a show designed to not just recap, but also tell the history of Kpop to the new fans. The title of the show was inspired by the Reply Series (Reply 1997 and 1994) and KBS Immortal Song. It was entitled, REPLY KPOP LEGENDS: AN IMMORTAL CONCERT.

More than two hundred members of Iloilo Kpop Organization came to watch and participate in the show. This is almost half of all the active members. Some members and cover artists weren’t able to come due to school work, and busy schedules.


The first generation groups portrayed were Seo Taiji and the Boys (stated as the first Kpop group in history), H.O.T. and Sech Skies (first male groups with wild fandom rivalry), S.E.S. (the first Kpop girl group), Shinhwa (the longest running Kpop group) and Cool (one of the first Kpop mixed groups who made waves with their danceable music).

Three much controversial groups were portrayed in the second generation of idols. With the presence of Cassiopeias and ELFs in the audience, DongBangShinKi (recognized as the group with most number of registered fans in Guiness Book of World Records, with the most sasaeng fans, most loved by Japan and made way for more Korean artists to expand in that country) and Super Junior (the first boy group to have so much number of members, with the biggest fanbase in Asia, and having the biggest number of fans in the Philippines) received much attention and cheers from the audience. Kara (the number one Kpop girl group in Japan, and one of Korea’s representative girl group) was also well-supported by the audience.


Ballad singers were also showcased such as Baek Ji Young (Korea’s queen of ballads), Jang Nara (one of Korea’s best Hallyu Stars in China), Lyn (Soul Diva and queen of OSTs), K.Will (ballad prince), FT Island (the first Kpop band who made it big overseas), and Davichi (the duo respected with looks and voices).


Solo acts from first to second generation were also presented with performances of songs from Bada (leader of S.E.S. and now well-respected with her stage performances in Immortal Song), BoA (the one and only Queen of Korean Wave, number one Kpop solo artist in Japan since the age of 14, and even recognized worldwide with her dancing skills during her US debut), Ivy (the original pop diva), Son Dambi (the pop sexy queen), Lee Hyori (leader of Fin KL — one of the most famous first generation girl groups, the original Bad Girl), XIA Junsu (DongBangShinKi lead vocal, the highest paid and most in-demand musical actor in Korea), Taeyang (Bigbang — world renowned Hip Hop Kpop group’s main vocalist, and one of the hottest idols in Korea), Sunmi (Ex member of Wonder Girls — first Korean girl group who made it big worldwide), Yoon Mirae (The Queen of Korean Hip Hop), and the rivalry of Se7en (one of Kpop’s longest running solo artists, worked with famous producers in the US, and some singers like Lil Mama and Amerie) and Rain (World Star, famous of his hollywood movies Ninja Assasin and Speed Racer, well-loved world wide with his dramas and songs).

There was also a special ALL-FOR-FUN stage with the performance of GDragon and Hyungdon’s Going To Try as a literal meaning of collaboration between old and new idols.

Cover artists present in the show were Djuke, Troua, Beat by Arts members, LAZER (combination of Kimsshi and Girlfriend19), Ruvixx, Steph (GeeDee) and Pinky of Kiss Media, Spades, Kemalla, Sha Sha, BEYOND, Rafflesia’s Acky and Paul, SHINx, Kex Batara of After Shock, HyunJae, and some other cover artists who extended their hands as back up dancers of the solo ones.

It was a sweet success for the organization, achieving its goal to re-tell the story of how KPOP really started and made news though not all old generation groups and artists were portrayed.

Article by: Iveca Cale IgnacioPictures: FB accounts of Dorothy Sumulat, Gabriel Yap, and Blache Salarda